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sugar crusted meltaway cookies

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Valerie Johnson
Smyrna, GA

This is my favorite holiday/special occasion cookie and it is DELISH! Everyone with whom I've shared these cookies loves them. My personal variation to this recipe is to add 1 tablespoon of orange liqueur or triple sec to the orange juice. I also use mini-chocolate chips. This recipe comes from the Pillsbury Bake-off Cookbook (1984), 31st Bake-Off contest.

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For sugar crusted meltaway cookies

  • 1 Tbsp
    grated orange peel
  • 1/4 c
    orange juice
  • 1/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 3/4 c
    butter, softened (or margarine)
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 6 oz pkg
    semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 c
    finely chopped nuts
  • granulated sugar (for rolling cookies)

How To Make sugar crusted meltaway cookies

  • 1
    Heat oven to 325 degrees
  • 2
    In small bowl combine orange peel and orange juice; set aside.
  • 3
    In large bowl cream 1/4 cup sugar, salt, butter, water and vanilla.
  • 4
    Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Stir in flour, chocolate chips and nuts; mix well.
  • 5
    Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 6
    Bake at 325 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until firm to touch. Remove from cookie sheets; cool completely.
  • 7
    Strain orange juice mixture. Dip cookies in orange juice; roll in sugar. Allow to dry to form sugar shell.

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